Gender

Over the years, the Asian Bioethics Review (ABR) has discussed gender in bioethics in various ways. We have collected a number of these articles on this webpage, which currently lists our articles published in Volumes 13 and 14 (2021-2022). We will keep this page up-to-date with our most recent publications, as well as gradually add our older articles on this topic.


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  • Our articles since 2018 are also accessible via PubMed Central (PMC), where they become Free Access after 12 months.

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Original Article – Free2Read
Figuring India and China in the Constitution of Globally Stratified Sex Selection
Rajani Bhatia
March 2021 – 13(1): 23-37 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00160-0
Free Access from 1 March 2022 via PMC7813920

Original Article – Free2Read
“You are not Young anymore!”: Gender, Age and the Politics of Reproduction in Post-reform China
Xiaorong Gu
March 2021 – 13(1): 57-76 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00157-9
Free Access from 1 March 2022 via PMC7813959

Original Article – Free2Read
The Gendered Biopolitics of Sex Selection in India: Increasing the ‘Bio-value’ of Daughters
Ravinder Kaur, and Taanya Kapoor
March 2021 – 13(1): 111-127 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00159-7
Free Access from 1 March 2022 via PMC7813894

Original Paper – Free2Read
Technicization of ‘Birth’ and ‘Mothering’: Bioethical Debates from Feminist Perspectives
Zairu Nisha
June 2021 – 13(2): 133-148 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00169-z
Free Access from 1 January 2023 via PMC8636540

Letter to the Editor – Free2Read
Legal abortion limit raised up to 24 weeks of gestation for substantial foetal anomalies or for rape victims: a welcome step for women and health providers in India
Rashmi Bagga, Ranjana Singh, Yogender Bansal, Tulika Singh, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Ruchita Shah, Anupriya Kaur, Shefali K. Sharma, Prema Menon, Manoj Goyal, Himanshu Gupta, Nandita Kakkar, Sahajal Dhooria, and Anil Kumar Gupta
January 2022 – 14(1): 5-8 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00188-w
Free Access from 1 January 2023 via PMC8636541

Original Article – Free2Read
The Medicalisation of the Female Body and Motherhood: Some Biological and Existential Reflections
Zairu Nisha
January 2022 – 14(1): 25-40 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00185-z
Free Access from 1 January 2023 via PMC8636540